The pictures series of the Leona Hudson Collection is especially rich, with thousands of pictures and slides. They contain images from the 1860’s to the late 2000’s. Many of the pictures document Leona and Dugald’s trips around the world. Some of the pictures from their trips in Europe in the 1940’s and 1950’s are very well done. In addition to travel pictures, the collection contains many pictures of the Hill, Hudson and Strickland families across 150 years. In looking closely at those family pictures, one can trace such themes as early automobile travel across the US, Women’s dress, Housing in areas across the Eastern United States, Local families, World War Images, women’s college pictures, ship travel in the early part of the 20th century, and many others. A large portion of the pictures are identified, and where they are, that information is retained in our website. The Leona Hudson photograph series can be searched in our catalog, where many have been individually described.
On our web site we have created an online display of over 100 images from this collection, with photographs chosen to reflect the collection, taken mainly from the time span, 1900-1955, although photographs from earlier and later are included. The goal of the online exhibit of photographs is to illustrate the family life and experiences of Leona and Dugald Hudson, which includes the earlier years of their immediate family as well. We also have a section of seven scrapbooks and photographs albums on this site, numbering in the many hundreds of images. Since these concern Leona Hudson most explicitly, for this separate photograph display, we have decided to focus somewhat more on Dugald and other family imembers, while including fewer Leona Hudson photographs.
For more information on Leona and Rosa Strickland, please browse our online scrapbooks here.